• The Rose Hotel Chicago Officially Opens, Celebrating with Special Guest Elizabeth O’Byrne

     
    POSTED November 26, 2018
     

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton officially opened this holiday season on November 15 while honoring veteran Elizabeth O’Byrne in conjunction with Veterans Day. O’Byrne and her family received the first guest special experience at the hotel’s grand opening event.

Rosemont’s first boutique hotel provided O’Byrne and her family with a memorable first guest visit. This experience included a complimentary stay and meal for O’Byrne and her family. The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare also offered O’Byrne a $100 gift card, goody bags for her grandchildren and complimentary Dave and Buster’s play cards.

The event included speeches from The Rose Hotel’s general manager, Micaela Haas, and honorary first guest and veteran of the United States Army, Elizabeth O’Byrne. The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare is the closest off-airport hotel to O’Hare Airport and provides guests with the first ever Tapestry Collection experience. 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.